SBM 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
SBM 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

Society of Behavioral Medicine

38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

About San Diego

Want to figure out what to see and do in San Diego when you're not attending Annual Meeting sessions? Need to know how to get around the city?

Check out the San Diego Tourism Authority's website ( They have an extensive list of mobile apps to help you discover everything from nearby attractions to local craft beer. You can even plan out your trip using the San Diego Tourism Authority's transportation guide.

Explore the Nearby Gaslamp Quarter

The Annual Meeting conference hotel is located near the Gaslamp Quarter, a premier business, dining, and entertainment district.

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter
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The Gaslamp Quarter includes 16.5 walkable blocks with 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era and are still in use as restaurants, shops, art galleries, theaters, and nightclubs, according to the San Diego Tourism Authority and

The quarter was first developed in 1867 as a new city center closer to the bay. After a period of urban decay, the neighborhood underwent significant renewal in the 1980s and 1990s. When you are not attending Annual Meeting sessions, you will find much to see, do, and taste in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Find more information on the quarter in the San Diego Tourism Authority’s Gaslamp Quarter guide and on the Gaslamp Quarter Association’s Web page.

Check Out the San Diego Tourism Authority's List of 25 Fun and Free Things To Do

La Jolla Beach
La Jolla Beach
Photo courtesy Joanne DiBona

  1. Head to San Diego's many beaches, all free to the public, to swim, body surf or hang-ten. Play in the sand, collect seashells or just bask in the sun.
  2. Visit La Jolla Cove and see the magnificent sunset on the ocean. La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.
  3. Visit downtown San Diego's Seaport Village for hours of free entertainment, leisurely strolling and window shopping. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass and watching the many passing yachts and ships on picturesque San Diego Bay, or take in the sights from one of the many bay-view eateries.
  4. Stroll through the 16½-block historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and view the renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture, home to boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops and more.
  5. Fly a kite along the grassy field in the Tecolote Shores of Mission Bay Park, a 4,600-acre aquatic park. Here, away from trees and overhead wires, friends and family gather to launch colorful kites into the bay breezes.

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Attend the San Diego Crew Classic

Final day of the Annual Meeting will coincide with the start of the 44th San Diego Crew Classic taking place April 1-2, 2017. Rowers from around the world to come to beautiful Mission Bay to compete.